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Benno - Stift Engelszell

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BA SCORE
85
very good

152 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 12
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stift Engelszell visit their website
Austria

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: apintofknowledge on 12-23-2012)
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Impressive starting head that settles slowly into rocky chunks. Thick lace on the glass. Reddish hued amber color. Very cloudy.

Interesting blend of yeast and sweet cherry to the nose. Mildly sour and earthy. Different and complex.

Far more bitter than the smell would indicate. Starts with a sour and nearly dry malt up front. The swallow is nearly astringent with a bitter kick. The aftertaste has some of that cherry show up again, a bit flowery, but it leans to the bitter. Full bodied with a low carbonation level.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 00:20:55 | More by smcolw
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle. Pours hazy golden with tall, long-lasting, foamy, off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of barnyard yeast, bready malt, caramel and fruity esters. Body is full and slightly crisp. Funky yeast, spices, caramel malt, bread crust, tobacco, woody notes, herbal hops and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and dry. Nice, complex brew.

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3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Much darker for a Farmhouse Ale. Not much head and barely any retention. More amber/ deep orange in color. Not a whole lot to look at. Comparing this Trappist ale to that of an Orval or Westmalle, this certainly keeps me a little limp.

Smell - Faint hops. Syrupy and fermented sugars, coriander, faint sour dough/ yeast esters, plums and candied green apple and raisins.

Taste - Love the honey. Lemon peel, apricots, wheat, fermented honey, lightly bread-y, light caramel, pear and white grapes. This is the standout feature for this beer by far, but not full-bodied. Doesn't really sing.

Mouthfeel - Decent carbonation. More than what the appearance gives off. This stimulates the back of the throat and roof the most.

Overall - Again, love the use of honey. This may be the only saving grace when it comes to this recently dubbed "Trappist" ale. Not much to rave about here given the status of a brewery like this. Would never go out of my way to find this. Fairly boring, fairly bland. Other standout Saisons in this style that FAR supersede this are the Hennepin, Saison De Dottignies by De Ranke, Saison Dupont, or The Bruery's Saison Rue.

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Benno from Stift Engelszell
85 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.